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. then he is scheduled to come back to america. now another one of his luckiest experiences. they have a transport plane to take him to america. his arm is gone by then. he is told we don't have room for another litter. another patient on the air plane. you can't go he was disappointed but the plane crashed and killed everybody on the plane. so dan inouye was a person who considered himself lucky. those of us who knew senator inouye consider ourself lucky, just being able to know the man. after hawaii received statehood in 1959. he was their first congressman. three years later he was a electricitied to the senate and has been a soft, powerful voice for the people of hawaii ever since. the many personal courtesies he has extended me i will never forget. may not seem like much. but i had something and i was scheduled to be in florida, and i had promoted this great senator inouye was going to be there. and i got a call from henie en -- henry, who was long-time senator inouye's chief of staff. he checked the schedule and it's his wife's birthday and he can't go. i said i understand that
that was going on, unbelievable. 1965, america took the step to become a compassion nature nation where we would take care of the elderly. proposals that have been talked about, the republican budget basically terminating medicare or whittling away at it, increasing the eligibility age from 65 to 67, what is a person to do when they are 65 and cannot get private insurance and at the same time they want to do away with the opportunity that exists in the affordable health care act for an exchange that could possibly provide the insurance. they want to do away with that. come on. this is america. this is where we take caref the elderly and provide the services. medicare can be dealt with. we can deal with the inflation in medicare and in the affordable care act, many things were done to start on that process. for example, keeping seniors healthy, providing for the annual medical checkup, making sure they had the drug benefits, making sure that part d was available to all seniors, closing the doughnut hole in the medicare part d drug benefit. electronic medical records. infection rates in hospitals
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every income tax filer in america is going to pay a higher rate come january 1 unless congress acts. i believe it is important we protect as many american taxpayers as we can. our plan be -- b will protect american taxpayers to make $1 million or less and have all other current rates extended. i continue to have hope we can reach a broader agreement with the white house that would reduce its spending as well as have revenues on the table. it would be better for our country. at this point, having a backup plan to make sure as to american taxpayers are affected by this increase as possible, moving down that path is the right course of action for us. >> good morning. all our hearts and prayers are with the families in newtown, conn. as a father, i cannot imagine the under her -- the utter horrow those families are going through right now, grieving the loss of their children and loved ones. as the speaker said, we remain committed to try to minimize the impact on hard-working families and small businesses in this country as far as tax increases are concerned. we look to find the answer on
. >> will the debate be different in america after the new town school massacre. -- newtown school massacre? >> german policymakers say the countries making good progress and plans to phase out nuclear energy and increase its dependence on renewable energy. >> in berlin this morning, they delivered their first assessment of infrastructure changes that will be needed to phase out nuclear power by 2020. >> with federal elections next year, energy is a key policy issue, and the government says 10 billion euros is being invested to keep the country's infrastructure up to date. >> germany's economics minister and environment ministers say they want to work together to complete the country's energy transformation. in the past, they have squabbled about details, but now, they say they are united. >> we are going to reach our goals. environmental protection by phasing of nuclear energy and expanding the use of renewals, ensuring energy security despite turning off eight nuclear plants, and a third aspect -- to make it affordable. >> the economics minister has often warned against soaring energy costs. prices
. lives were lost. and lessons need to be learned. america cannot retreat from a dangerous world. it is important for us to be there to not only protecting our values but protecting american citizens. >>reporter: as for secretary of state, hillary clinton she is not testifying this week as you mentioned but that did not stop senior republicans from calling her to appear on capitol hill at a later date. >> i do think it is imperative for all concerns she testify in an opposition prior to any changing of the regime. that is very important for her. it is very important if our country. >>reporter: if there is one key piece that is missing from this report it is the policy piece and only secretary clinton can answer for that. so, why was it the administration decided to pursue this lightfoot print or minimal security footprint when there was growing evidence in the months leading to the attack the security conditions were deteriorating? this report cites no less than 20 security related incidents some targeting the consulate itself. >>shepard: thank you, catherine. >> we are watching
were stolen from a sacramento warehouse. the group move america forward collected items like coffee, jelly beans, deodorant. the items were ready to ship but thieves got to them first. >> it's really sad someone would take this from the troops. i hope whoever took them won't be a grinch and take them to the post office. >> move forward america is scrambling to send more packages. >>> coming up tonight on news edge at 11, a teenager at home in the middle of a day attacked after a man knocks on the door claiming to be a cable guy. >>> it was all about wrapping up business before the end of the year. what council members decided on issues like speed cameras and the so-called tax on your water bill. we'll continue right after this. hey, look! a shooting star! make a wish! i wish we could lie here forever. i wish this test drive was over, so we could head back to the dealership. [ male announcer ] it's practically yours. test drive! but we still need your signature. volkswagen sign then drive is back. and it's never been easier to get a jetta. that's the power of german engineering. get
editor craig whitney on the history of gun ownership and then control in america from living with guns:a liberal's case for the second amendment saturday night at 10:00 eastern on booktv's afterwards, part of four days of nonfiction books and authors on c-span2. >> democratic senator daniel inouye died monday at the age of 88. the senate's senior member was serving his seventh term. tribute continued yesterday. this portion is an hour. >> first, my friend, chairman of the judiciary committee has been honored to receive one of the senate's high honors in the senate, i congratulate him on that. join with him in expressing my sadness over the passing of senator daniel inouye. he came to this government starting government service, 60 years ago in the territorial legislature of hawaii and came to congress when hawaii became a state in 59 and the senate in 63, only in service to robert bird -- to robert byrd. this is a serious man, a solid man, patriot, and one who always had a good spirit about how he conducted his affairs and how he related to other members of the senate and his constitue
what america wasl about. -- where i learned what america was all about. to impart any lessons about america on dan inouye would have been an honor but we may have taught him pales in comparison to what he tots. a few years ago danny told an audience that our greatness as a nation lies in part in our willingness to recognize the flaws in our past, including our treatment of japanese-americans, and our determination in whatever limited way we could to make amends. dan inouye served his country because of his dream of what we could be, a nation unbound by our all-too-human failings. he believed to his core that we are able to shed old prejudices and that our nation, de despiter flaws, shines with such bright promise that we can inspire remarkable service and sacrifice. a nation so great that those we treat with disdain or even hatred can respond with love that knows no limit. love is powerful as the love that dan inouye showed for all americans and for the very idea of america. i'm so grateful for the lessons that danny taught me, so grateful for his friendship. barb and i send our dee
we know america is with newtown. and everywhere i go, again, people are expressing their grief and their sympathies. i will be back in connecticut for the next number of funerals that i have attended, as well as the three days. and i will live forever with the sights and sounds, with the cries of anguish and grief of parents who emerged from that sandy hook firehouse knowing on friday early evening that they would never see their babies, beautiful children who went to school that day ready to build ginger men and learn their abcs. the brutality of this crime on children so young i think has touched something very deep and profound in america. and i hope we can seize this moment. >> senator richard blumenthal of connecticut, thank you so much for your time tonight, sir. good luck. >> thanks. >> all right. we've got lots more ahead. stay with us. >>> we have some breaking news to report at this hour. this news is just coming in right now. it's the independent panel in washington that has been investigating the attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi in libya on september 11th of
have growing wealth and income inequality in america. yes, the wealthiest people and the large corporations who are doing phenomenally well are going to have to start paying their fair share of taxes. >> president obama's plan would bring in $1.2 trillion in revenue and extend unemployment benefits, which is pretty important. are these and other aspects of the president's counteroffer agreeable with you? certainly the unemployed are going to need some help. and we still have millions of people who are out of work in this country. what about that? there are some good things to this, but is it worth the gamble? >> obviously we want to do everything we can to protect the unemployed. but what we also have to understand, ed, and also what is not talked about enough is a result of i think the weak negotiating on the part of the white house in 2010 and 2011. we have already cut $1.5 trillion in programs. and up to this point, the wealthy haven't paid a nickel more in taxes. so i don't think it's a question of, you know, a little here and a little there. people on top doing phenomenall
lanza's actions, america, of course, and so many folks trying to figure out exactly why friday happened. >>> and now the debate on violent video games. do they play a role in violent behavior? we'll examine that issue, next. >>> while there is no evidence yet that suggests adam lanza played violent video games, his deadly shooting rampage started another debate about the impact violent movies and video games might have on young people. >> but are these just like the complaints of previous generations about tv or music? abc's neil karlinsky takes a look at both sides of the debate. >> reporter: across the country this week, america's love affair with violence is under the microscope. two of hollywood's hottest new releases, both shoot them ups, "jack reacher" and "djingo on chains." they canceled premieres out of respect. then came a nighttime tv ad for the video game "hitman" which led david axelrod to tweet, shouldn't we quit marketing murder as a game? but america's kids went on their daily shooting spree. this is one of the most profitable and violent games, "call of duty." because t
around the country today, every corner of this united states of america bringing you the news of the day. not only that, giving you a chance to sound off. we will put the microphone in your hands. you can tell us what these issues all mean to you. good to see you. thank you so much for joining united states. we are coming to you live from our nation's capitol. our studio right here on capitol hill. just down the street from the united states capitol building. we can see it from here, and they can hear us from there. and hear your voice as well. give us a call at 866-55-press. join the conversation. we will have the first time callers, an army of operate orders standing by to take your calls. follow us on twitter at bp show at bp show or facebook.com/bill press show. we got the remnant, the holiday remnants. >> no remnants here peter chooses not to be here, that's on him. we are doing just fine. >> bill: peter chose his family over spending this holiday week with us. >> dan: some people are not dedicated to the cause >> bill: i can't under
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heartburn pill? because this is america. and we don't just make things you want, we make things you didn't even know you wanted. like a spoon fork. spray cheese. and jeans made out of sweatpants. so grab yourself some new prilosec otc wildberry. [ male announcer ] one pill each morning. 24 hours. zero heartburn. satisfaction guaranteed or your money back. >>> and we are back. progressives are lining up against any change in social security, including the way cost of living increases are calculated. the congressional progressive caucus opposes it, as do other progressive groups. today senator dick durbin said "we ought to deal with social security in a separate conversation. this is not part of deficit reduction. to do it at this stage is the wrong way to go." that counters certainly what we're seeing coming out of the white house. let's turn to senator bernie sanders tonight from vermont. senator, good to have you with us. does this come out of right field, so to speak? is this the wrong way to go on social security? >> well, it certainly is the wrong way to go on social security. as dur
were lost and lessons need to be learned. first america can not retreat from a dangerous world. it is important for us to be there, to not only protecting our values but protecting american citizens. >> reporter: the report states that in the summer of 2012 the security conditions on the ground prior to the attack in benghazi were consistently deteriorating. the report cites 20 separate incidents, some targeting the u.s. facility. at the same time the state department increasingly was relying on a local libyan militia known as the 17th february brigade as well as on outside security contractor to protect the consulate. the report concludes neither provided meaningful defense on the day of the attack. jenna: what about the hearings? will secretary clinton testify on any of this information? >> reporter: well the unclassified report is lengthy but a key piece is missing. it does not address the policy piece. for example, why was it that secretary of state hillary clinton and her office felt that a smaller, or light footprint was necessary or was justified in eastern libya given t
. and i held these believes america has -- with guns. it is part of american history. gun owners and people who handle guns, they know how to keep them safe and be responsible. our politicians will do whatever they can to make sure our kids are safe. and to know every time something like columbine, at virginia tech, or aurora were happening, i would avert my eyes and i will still think that something will be done. but all of those police were shattered on friday -- the leafs were shattered on friday. i think we all need to speak up. >> andrei nikitchyuk of newtown, connecticut, in washington to speak out for gun control. we will be back in a moment. ♪ [music break] >> this is "democracy now!," democracynow.org, the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman with nermeen shaikh. >> we stand the nation's capital as we turn of the so-called fiscal cliff till that could come to a vote as early as thursday. on monday, the white house issued a new offer to house republicans. the proposed leaving lower tax rates in place for everyone except those earning $400,000 and above, up from the $25
association of america, the statement said, is made up of 4 million moms and dads, sons and daughters and we were shocked, saddened and heart broken by the news of the horrific and senseless murders in newtown. the nra is prepared to offer meaningful contributions to help make sure this never happens again. around senator feinstein, the democrat who proposes to ban more than 100 kinds of firearms, the nra is preparing to draw red lines, a key provision in the feinstein bill would limit the number of rounds that could be loaded into semiautomatic weapons. and industry sources say that would prove very expensive to gun manufacturers. senator manchin, the gun friendly democrat from virginia relie detectorred last month spoke with president obama today and afterward urged his nra friends not to, quote, vilify those who talked to the other side. at the same time, democratic senator claire mccaskill of missouri, one of the top ten states for gun ownership background checks struck a different posture. >> everyone walks around, too many, worried about their nra score. they scoreed, nomination. they
:30 that night and vicky did not make it. she was one of the teachers that was killed. >> across america vigils like this one are popping up for grief-stricken people who feel the need to be together and reach out to the victims. >> i am going to say thank you for doing this for them. people in connecticut would just love this. >> ♪ amazing grace >> it was also a chance for people to express themselves. several kids left letters letters and art work including an eight-year-old girl who made this sign. >> i decided to make the poster so i could make everybody feel happy and make sure everybody else is safe. >> before tonight many people didn't know where or how to begin mending their own hearts. tonight they found a starting point. in pleasanton, alan wang, abc7 news. >> stay with abc7 news for continuing coverage of the connecticut school tragedy. you can express your sympathy by posting this badge to your facebook wall. it is available on our page at facebook.com/abc7 news. >>> well, coming up next, bracing for the cold. the measures being taken right now to protect plants, people and animal
slaughtered in america. >> reporter: he's now open to the possibility of banning large magazines. after getting a call from president obama today, manchin put out a statement saying "we must work together to keep our precious children safe." in congress, three democrats with long histories as gun control advocates are taking the lead with proposals to ban both military-style assault weapons and high-capacity magazines. show me how this works, how quickly can you change a magazine? >> it's out; it's in. >> reporter: but at a northern virginia gun store today, this instructor said banning large magazines like this one with 30 rounds is futile. >> he could have had ten-round magazines and changed those just as quickly before police got there and it wouldn't have made one difference in the carnage that he caused. >> reporter: he wanted to show us the 60-round magazine, scott, but he couldn't because the store has sold out its entire inventory of about 2,000 large magazines in just the past four days. he said gun owners are snapping them up because they're worried they will soon be banned. >
called america. the idea that if you work hard, if you have a dream, if you work with your neighbors... you can do most anything. this led to other ideas like liberty and rock 'n' roll. to free markets, free enterprise, and free refills. it put a man on the moon and a phone in your pocket. our country's gone through a lot over the centuries and a half. but this idea isn't fragile. when times get tough, it rallies us as one. every day, more people believe in the american idea and when they do, the dream comes true. we're grateful to be a part of it. plays a key role throughout our lives. one a day women's 50+ is a complete multivitamin designed for women's health concerns as we age. it has 7 antioxidants to support cell health. one a day 50+. [ coughs ] [ baby crying ] ♪ [ male announcer ] robitussin® liquid formula soothes your throat on contact and the active ingredient relieves your cough. robitussin®. don't suffer the coughequences™. >>> now to what we haven't been able to share with you over these past five very tense days. our chief foreign correspondent richard engel and
for a second time here. the magazine calls him both the symbol and architect of this new america. that was a quote. also on the list was mala malala yousufzal, the teenager, the pakistani girl who was shot in the head by the taliban. number three, the successor to apple's steve jobs, tim cook. i'm brooke baldwin in the cnn headquarters in atlanta. in the meantime, we go to wolf blitzer. >>. hey, wolf. >> brooke, thank you very much. president obama challenging washington to do something about gun control. >> summon even one tiny iota of the courage that the teachers, the principal in newtown showed on friday. >>> finally, some real answers about the benghazi attack that killed four americans. we now know more than reason for the grossly inadequate security. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." we begin with president obama's call to action against what he calls the national epidemic of gun violence amid the trauma over the newtown school massacre, he has put vice president biden in charge of the agenda that could be submitted to congress next month. and a growing num
of america. it's also a representation of the 300 million firearms in the united states today. nearly one gun per person. so i say now is the right time to talk about this. >> you are listening live to senator boxer speaking out about gun violence and holding a news conference to discuss new legislation to strengthen security at schools. she emphasized 258 victims have been killed in school shootings since columbine in 1999, 212 have been wounded since the shooting at -- we're gonna hear comments from her again and president obama will be carrying a speech live. we'll have more on that in a minute. >>> right now we want to check in with steve paulson for an update on the very cold weather. a pretty sunrise. >> we do have very, very cold readings, crystal clear. it's cold this morning. freeze warning is out. it's so cold that lori myers in walnut creek sent us this picture of her cat, chili dog parked right in front of the heater. i love it. if your cat is there, i understand as well. temperatures when you get in the 20s, it's really cold. cold morning, turning cloudy tomorrow. it will be warm
local mercedes-benz dealer. >> from america's news headquarters, i'm anita vogel. dick sporty goods making changes to its gun sales in the week of the deadly shooting in connecticut. it has removed all guns from its stored close to newtown and it's suspending the sales of some semi-automatic rifles nationwide, out of respect for the victims and their families. the shooting at sandy hook killed 20 children and 6 adults. late u.s. senator daniel inouye will lie in state in a capitol rotunda on thursday. the 88-year-old democrat died on monday at walter reid national medical center. he served 50 years in the senate, making him the longest running senate member ever. i'm anita vogel, now back to greta and "on the record." for all of your headlines, go to foxnews.com. journalist and his crew kidnapped five days ago in syria, but there's good news. they are free tonight. abc's richard engel and his crew were traveling with a group of syrian rebels when gunman sympathetic to the syrian government attacked them. now they are free. earlier richard engel spoke to the turkish media. >> the las
that they are talking and i think they are coming closer together. and i think america very much wants to see movement. and we believe the debt ceiling is $16 trillion is way too high. we've got to deal with that. so i know that there has to be for the president some revenue and for the republicans there has to be some entitlement reform. melissa: right. >> deficit reduction. and so i think that's where we're seeing some closure on both sides and, i'm fairly optimistic. i really am. melissa: do you think plan a or plan b has a better chance getting through right now? which one would you bet on? or none? >> i don't think we'll have either plan a or b. i think we're going to have more coming together. i think there is something between a million and 400,000. there's a lot of room in there. and of course i don't think we ought to raise taxes on anyone. melissa: right. >> but if we can make major steps towards assuring the bush tax cuts on 98% or, 99% of americans, and cover small business people as well as we possibly can, then, you know i think we're in the range of making some kind of an agreement as l
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